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Dr. Ravindra Mallavarapu, MD

Gastroenterology ·  Male · Age 50

Dr. Mallavarapu

Cedar Valley Gastroenterology

125 E Tower Park Dr Waterloo, IA 50701

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Dr. Ravindra Mallavarapu, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Waterloo, IA and has been practicing for 17 years. He specializes in gastroenterology and internal medicine.


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Dr. Mallavarapu accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
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Cigna
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Dr. Mallavarapu's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Gastroparesis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Mallavarapu treats Gastroparesis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Mallavarapu treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Mallavarapu treats Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Mallavarapu treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Diverticulosis, Intestinal
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Mallavarapu treats Diverticulosis, Intestinal more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Mallavarapu treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Mallavarapu's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Megacolon
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

About Me

Biography

Dr. Ravindra Mallavarapu, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Waterloo, IA and has been practicing for 17 years. He specializes in gastroenterology and internal medicine.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

2002
Rush Presbyterian St Luke's Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1999
University Of Chicago Program/Weiss Memorial Hospital
Residency Hospital
1994
H. Institute Hospital Trust, Jolly Grant
Residency Hospital
1992
Kurnool Med Coll Genl Hosp
Internship Hospital
2002
1999
1994
1992

Awards

Dr. Mallavarapu's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Mallavarapu

4.7

Based on 43 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr Ravi takes time with each patient. He showed concern for my well-being, made me feel comfortable & thoroughly explained the procedure and the results. He is kind, confident and caring! I would highly recommend him to my family & friends!!
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Dr. Ravi is a compassionate, competent physician.
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Dr. Ravi always listens to my concerns and works with me to choose what is best for my condition. He is the most caring doctor I’ve ever known!
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Dr.Ravi & his staff are very pleasant and very professional Dr.Ravi is a personable and pleasant. He will answer any questions and address any concerns you have .The nurses make you feel really relaxed and comfortable.This was the first time I had this procedure and the nurses made me feel at ease and relaxed.
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Staff are great . Doctor staff great . All went well .
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Dr Ravi is a very caring Doctor. He always listens to my concerns before making decisions about my care. He has provided our family with wonderful care the past 10 years including recommendations to seek further medical care at Mayo when care was needed that he could not provide.
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Such a caring doctor very concerned on your needs he listens to his patients and spends time with them just doesn’t say hi and rush out he cares
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Dr. Ravi is very caring, competent, and goes out of his way to accommodate your needs. I would highly recommend him
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I was seen by Dr. Mallavarapu a year ago and underwent an EGD. This year I had a follow-up EGD to make sure everything had healed. The procedure was on time and completely painless. His staff was caring and completely allayed any fears I had about the procedure. I would highly recommend him.
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Only me briefly by seemed very nice and caring. Explained procedure well.
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Great Doctor
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Was very kind, friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommend this doctor.
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Dr. Ravi was fine. The problem is that no one tells you before hand that a consultation before your colonoscopy is going to be billed as not part of the colonoscopy. Therefore, what you call for and ASK ahead of time if it will be covered and the ANSWER is YES.... it really isn't. It is now an office call which is not fully covered as part of the colonoscopy. In addition. Your 'facility fee' is not covered as part of the colonoscopy either and you will be billed for that.
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dr. ravi is one fine doctor! has helped me with some serious issues. him and his staff are truly kind and helpful. always answered my questions and called me back! would recommend him 100 percent!
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Dr. Ravi is just so kind and sweet with absolute patience and answered all my questions adequately! Also, he surrounds you with knowledgeable staff who are very friendly and fun <3 I highly recommend him!
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Dr. Ravi and his staff are very caring, professional people. Dr. Ravi always has a smile on his face and is willing to listen. He genuinely cares about his patients and so does his staff. They made the procedure go smoothly and care about your comfort. Dr. Ravi is very thorough. My husband and I both go to him for colonoscopies. Dr. Ravi is excellent.
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From the front desk to them walking me out this was a great experience for me. I'd never been sedated before (by anyone else:) and have always feared it. Everyone was friendly but not overly so and very professional. It went really smooth and I found out that demoral is awesome.
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I was having an issue and really not feeling well. I called and left a message on Dr. Ravi's nurses line. When she called me back the same day he wanted me to come in the next morning for a procedure that totally fixed the problem.
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Dr. Ravi has taken care of me for over 15 years. He and Barb Burkle both are amazing. I absolutely love them both, and I would recommend them to anyone.
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Dr. Ravi was exceptional from the start of my first visit. He actually listened and took time to understand me. He always greets me with a smile and has a very good bedside manner.
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